When I accepted the teaching position in a town the size of my thumb,
all I cared about was making some money until I was ready to pursue my dream.
My time here was supposed to have an expiration date.
My plan was simple.
The girl with a cupcake and fascinating sadness.
Her beauty got my attention first, then her loneliness and melancholy captivated me.
Her words and pain fed my interest, but it was her heart that sealed my fate.
I came to this town with no expectations.
But I didn’t know my dream and muse was waiting for me in a school uniform.
Teacher and student romance. This is a novella, that moves pretty quickly. Steamy in some parts, both characters are 18+.
Eva is lonely, her parents are workaholics. School is not a refuge for her, she is ostracized and gossiped about. Celebrating her birthday alone, she meets a bad boy, only to find out that he is her English teacher. What happens next is a whirlwind of desire, lust, and passion. They need each other like their next breath. This is a small town, surely word will get around about what is going on and when it does what will happen?
Elijah is writing his novel. Only he needs money to survive, so he takes a teaching job. Only to find out that the hottie at the bar is a student of his. OUCH! He finds out that he’ll be staying at a guest house at Eva’s family manor. This only leads to more temptation on his part. She’s so close to him now, it doesn’t take much for his resolve to snap and for him to claim Eva as his own. When Eva is threatened and his job is on the line, Eli stands up for Eva. For the first time, someone stands up for Eva.
I enjoyed this book. There were places where I needed to reread some dialect because it didn’t make sense. Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters. I did like Elijah and that he stood up for Eva when no one else would. Her parents, even at the end didn’t seem to care.